Frequently Asked Questions
How many courses are in this program?
There are 5 courses in the certificate program (listed below), plus a bonus course "Finding your place in AI ethics consulting".
What if I just want to take one or two courses?
Each course can be purchased separately by clicking on the course link below.
How long will it take me to complete this program?
Each course is approximately 2 weeks long and will take about 30 hours of total effort per course. The length of time to complete the entire program depends on whether you are taking it synchronously or asynchronously.
Can I get a refund if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Will I get a certificate for these courses?
Yes. For each course that is completed with over 70% of the total points, you will get a certificate of completion. If you complete all 5 core courses in the program, you will receive an AI and Algorithm Auditing Certificate.
Will I get a Certification for this course?
No. Only staff or contract Algorithm Auditors working with BABL AI (or soon to be) will obtain a Certification after an exam and exit interview for each course. However, if you are contracted to do algorithm audit work by BABL after taking these courses, you can obtain a Certification by taking the exams and interviews at no extra charge.
Note: Select employees of partner audit firms or ForHumanity Certified Auditors may be eligible to receive a certification. Contact [email protected] for more information.
What are the prerequisites for this program?
None. Anyone may take the courses and receive a certificate of completion with a score of 70% or above. For those seeking certification, the prerequisites are:
- Be employed or contracted with BABL AI or a partner firm (see above)
- Have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field (contact [email protected] if seeking a waver)
- Basic competency in mathematics including algebra, basic calculus, and introductory statistics
Will my employer pay for this program?
Many employers will pay for you to get professional development, especially if the learning objectives will expand your ability to perform at work. See here for advice on how to ask your employer to pay for an online course.
Will this program be useful for auditing clients in the EU?
Our intention with the AI Auditor Certificate Program is to make it as applicable as possible to both US and EU organizations. BABL AI is actively tracking and participating in a number of efforts related to both the EU Digital Services Act and the EU AI Act. Our auditing methodology is aligned with international assurance standards used by the "Big Four" auditing firms, and they're likely the ones that will be adopted for the DSA/AIA (see our recommendations to the European Commission).
Is this program useful if I don't want to be an AI Auditor?
The courses in this program are meant to provide general and transferable skills in areas of AI governance, risk assessment, and technical testing of AI systems which are applicable in corporate, government, or civil society settings.
The only audit-specific course is "Algorithm Auditing & Assurance".